Tyson Venezuelas17, is poised to wow the judges in season 21 of American Idol, which premieres Sunday the 19th on ABC, where Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will select which audition will advance to the Hollywood week round.
Tyson Venegas, a Filipino-Canadian singer, is originally from Vancouver and participated in Season 2 of The Voice Teenagers Philippines when he was 14 years old. During his rendition of the song, A Change is Gonna Come in 2020, he was able to flip three judges’ chairs and qualify for the battle round, but was forced to withdraw from the knockouts due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.
Tyson Venegas, an American Idol contestant
Tyson Venegas started singing when he was three years old, singing lullabies to his mother in a “jazzy musical” way. At age seven, he won the Canadian talent show, the PNE Star Showdown, and the Youngest Award Winner award. He also received $5,000 in cash, which he used to pay for trumpet, piano, jazz, and singing lessons, and used his title to meet his heroic artist, Michael Buble.
He played at Carnegie Hall and The Apollo in New York in 2016, and he sang “Superstition” on the TV show “Little Big Shots” in 2018. In 2021, he also released two original songs, What If and Never Give Up. Tyson said in an interview that singing for him is about:
“Making people happy and helping them forget their problems.”
Tyson sang for various charities and fundraisers, including Variety Children’s Telethon and Canuck’s Place, in addition to competitions and music halls. He has nearly 4,000 followers on Instagram, where he often posts covers of songs by other artists. Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Lizzo and Michael Jackson are among Tyson’s favorite vocalists.
Season 21 of American Idol
Season 21 of American Idol, or Season 6 according to ABC, is hosted by producer Ryan Seacrest. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Jennifer Mullin and Megan Michaels Wolflick produce the season. After the tryouts in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Nashville, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will decide who qualifies for Hollywood Week and other challenges.
The series is described by ABC as follows:
“Many American contestants perform in front of a panel of leading judges to win the title and a record label contract.”
Auditionees who secure a Gold Ticket will advance to the next challenge, Hollywood Week, while Platinum Ticket winners will get to avoid the first round of Hollywood Week. The final 24 singers get to compete against each other in live challenges and collect public votes to win American Idol Season 21 after several clashes. The producers did not disclose the season’s financial prize, although the previous season’s winner took home $250,000.